Coughing Along With Sore Throat And A Choking Sensation?
Hello. I am a teenager aged 17 years. I often coughed and had a sore throat like choking and it has been more than 3 months. And if it’s been coughing for a long time it stops. I think why yes and what should I do?
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Coughing with sore throat and a choking sensation often occurs in association with acid reflux, or in the medical field it is also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD occurs when the esophagus is irritated by stomach acid backing up. The cause is a malfunctioning valve that should limit the lower esophagus to the upper stomach. As a result of this irritation, the esophagus can produce excessive phlegm, feels painful, causing an uncomfortable sensation like suffocation. In more severe conditions, sufferers may also experience shortness of breath, vomiting, heart palpitations, difficulty sleeping, and various other complaints.
Symptoms of GERD are often triggered and aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, smoking, eating too full (especially near bedtime), excessive consumption of oily or fatty foods, excessive coffee or alcohol consumption, and consumption of several types of drugs (such as aspirin). Not only that, abnormalities from birth (hiatal hernia) and other diseases (such as scleroderma) can also increase your risk of developing GERD.
Apart from GERD, your complaints can also arise due to other triggers, for example tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and tonsils), allergies, bronchial asthma, ARI (acute respiratory infection), panic attacks, excessive anxiety disorders, aspiration (choking on foreign substances other than air to the lungs. ), etc.
Given that the complaint has been going on for months, have you checked yourself with a doctor or an internal medicine specialist? If not, you should check yourself directly to the nearest health facility for further examination and treatment. Yes, your doctor may prescribe some medicines to improve your complaints. However, if the complaint does not improve with treatment, then several examinations, such as x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, laboratory tests, and so on can also be done by doctors.
Some of the following tips you can do as initial treatment:
Drink more warm water, you can also add honey or lemon juice
Do not overdo it when eating, stop before you are full
Eat regularly 4 to 6 hours, don't be late
Don't eat too much at bedtime, try to eat dinner before 7 in the evening
Do not eat fatty foods, greasy foods, and caffeinated drinks in excess
Not also taking any drugs
Calm your mind, multiply relaxation
Not smoking or consuming alcohol
Exercise regularly to maintain ideal body weight
Hope it helps ..